Published on March 4, 2010  

Seniors Josh Crute, Hunter Martiniere, Ian Hudson and Junior Melissa Carlisle were announced as the winners of the popular vote and the judges’ category for their podcast, “Should Have Taken A Foreign Language Class,” at this year’s American Council of Teachers and Foreign Languages (ACTFL) podcasting contest. The video was selected as the winner for its creativity, innovativeness, and its ability to encourage students to learn a foreign language.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.